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Volume 15, Number 3—March 2009

Research

Prevalence and Seasonality of Influenza-like Illness in Children, Nicaragua, 2005–2007

Aubree Gordon, Oscar Ortega, Guillermina Kuan, Arthur Reingold, Saira Saborio, Angel Balmaseda, and Eva HarrisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of California, Berkeley, California, USA (A. Gordon, A. Reingold, E. Harris); Sustainable Sciences Institute, Managua, Nicaragua (O. Ortega); Ministry of Health, Managua (G. Kuan, S. Saborio, A. Balmaseda)

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Table 4

Household characteristics of participants in cohort of children 2–11 years of age, Managua, Nicaragua, 2005–2007

Characteristic Participants with household data, no. (%), n = 2,615
Persons/room
<3 1,254 (47.6)
3–4 917 (35.1)
>5
444 (17.0)
Mother literate
Yes 2,436 (94.4)
No
146 (5.6)
Mother’s education level
None 158 (6.1)
Some primary 421 (16.1)
Completed primary 387 (14.9)
Some secondary 1,045 (40.2)
Completed secondary 361 (13.9)
College
225 (8.7)
Type of floor
Dirt 552 (21.1)
Concrete or other
2,063 (78.9)
Electricity
Yes 2,605 (99.9)
No
3 (0.1)
Sanitation
None 17 (0.7)
Latrine 307 (11.7)
Flushing toilet
2,291 (87.6)
Access to potable water
Yes 2,582 (99.4)
No 16 (0.6)

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